In my quest to provide a balanced and exciting collection of artists and genres each week, I use Twitter as my main research tool. However, I also rely on several newsletters, blogs, websites, and eMails from you, the readers and artists. I give priority to material that was suggested to me, so if you have something to share, please get in touch me [tina at makeuseof dot com].
This week’s edition is based exclusively on Twitter results. What do you think of this mix?
Dynamik – Buffet Libre Premier Service
Genre: electronic, pop, rock
The French collective Dynamik was founded by brothers Lionel and Julien Guiral in the year 2006. Inspired by KitsunÃ©, they have taken an eclectic mix of young artists under their wings. This compilation album provides an overview of the talents united within Dynamik.
Download Buffet Libre Premier Service from Bandcamp.
Dynamik MySpace and .
M. Roosevelt – Powerline
Genre: alternative, experimental, rock, psychedelic,
The man behind the project M. Roosevelt is Mike Rasimas. On his MySpace page he lists his influences as Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift and generally anyone on the iTunes Top 10. I kinda don’t think so. Apart from making his own music and bad jokes, Mike is a drummer for Offramp and Kingfisher.
That Fucking Tank – The Day Of Death By Bono Adrenalin Shock
Genre: indie, progressive, rock, big beat
That Fucking Tank is a band from the UK. Music is what they do for fun and so they organize everything on their own, including booking gigs, recording albums, and generally making music. In a world where the music industry is crumbling, they show that good music does not have to be done professionally. Formed in 2004, the band has a live EP, two compilations, and two full length albums among others.
The Day Of Death By Bono Adrenalin Shock is a free download from Bandcamp.
That Fucking Tank MySpace and .
Andy Mitchell – The Well Travelled Road
Genre: alternative, indie, acoustic, rock
From his LastFM profile: “Andy Mitchell is a home-recorded one man project currently based in Middlesbrough, UK. Beginning in 2008 the songs are crafted and recorded in his living room and he has quickly progressed in scope and quality in a short amount of time. His sound is often described as alternative rock, with a very full rock sound for one man. His music features various layers of instrumentation and inspiration.”
The Well Travelled Road is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
A Fight You Can’t Win – selftitled
Genre: alternative, grunge, punk, rock, new wave
The Edinburgh-based four piece rock band a Fight You Can’t Win “take punk, grunge and pop hostage, then give them a beating until they agree to contribute to the band’s powerful and aggressively dynamic sound. Matthew, Paul, Sander and new recruit Lesley take this raw material and use it to fashion short, sharp shocks of songs which deliver unblockable roundhouse blows to the senses.”
Get A Fight You Can’t Win free from Bandcamp.
Windy City Gentleman – China White
Genre: alternative, indie, experimental, rock, grunge, shoegaze
Windy City Gentleman is a descendant of America’s first serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett, aka Dr. H. H. Holmes, who terrorized the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. For his album China White, which was produced by Brian West, WCG draws inspiration from his family’s infamous history.
You can download China White free from Bandcamp.
Windy City Gentleman MySpace and .
Id Obelus – the Jabberbox
Genre: experimental, electronic, lyrical, hip hop
From his Audiorecon profile: “Id Obelus is an MC from a rural community in the middle of nowhere north central Indiana. He’s an obsessed rap nerd who has been mastering his craft since the mid 80″²s. Equipped with nasal voice, Id delivers well annunciated, carefully crafted rhymes over beats he deems suitable for the like.”
Download the Jabberbox free from Bandcamp.
Galaxy of Tar – Pneuma
From their bio: “Your ancestors are being awoken by dark merchants.They are crawling out from inside your chest because they have heard and cannot ignore the drum. They are being pelted and baptized by a voice of metal rain. They are being called out by the restless natives of a dark future. They are being initiated into a Galaxy of Tar.”
Pneuma is a free download from Bandcamp.
Ralphy Boy – Hear Me, Feel Me
Genre: alternative, emo, hip hop
Despite growing up in the East Flathbush area of Brooklyn, Ralphy Boy was able to pick up artistic skills, including sketching and photography. His father was a professional painter and upon his death in 2008, Ralphy decided to take his skill of drawing a picture with words more seriously. Hear Me, Feel Me is his audio memoir.
Hear Me, Feel Me is a free download from Bandcamp.
Ralphy Boy MySpace and .
Beats Antique – Contraption
Genre: experimental, electronic, blues, gypsy
From the band’s Bio: “Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electonica and world roots music comes a masterful merge of modern technology, live instrumentation and seductive performance, built of brass bands and glitch, string quartets and dubstep: the musical trio Beats Antique.”
Contraption is served free from Bandcamp.
More great free music downloads can be discovered in past editions of Sound Sunday. To share material, suggestions, and feedback, feel free to get in touch with me [tina at makeuseof dot com] or post a comment below.